West Berbice man dies following accident


A West Berbice Rice farmer died at about 20:30 hrs last evening (Friday, May 12, 2017) while receiving treatment at the Georgetown Public Hospital for injuries sustained during an accident on Thursday (May 11, 2017).

27-year-old Michael Persid was involved in an accident on the Golden Grove Public Road, West Coast Berbice (WCB), at about 23:30 hours on Thursday.

News Room understands that Persid was on his way home, allegedly after imbibing alcohol with friends.

According to Traffic Chief of ‘B’ Division, Timothy Williams, the deceased was proceeding west along the southern side of the Golden Grove Public Road on motorcycle CH 7640 allegedly at a fast rate.

The News Room was told that Persid was negotiating a turn when he lost control of his motorcycle and collided with the rear of a parked motor lorry. He was picked up in an unconscious state and taken to the Fort Wellington Public Hospital where he was examined by a doctor and transferred to the New Amsterdam Public Hospital, where it was discovered that he had a fractured skull.

The rice farmer was then transferred to the Georgetown Public Hospital where he was admitted. He died while receiving treatment at about 20:30 hours on Friday, May 12.

The ‘B’ Division Traffic Chief is pleading with young motorists to desist from the temptation of consuming alcohol and driving, whether it is a motor cycle or a motor car.

Traffic Chief of ‘B’ Division, Timothy Williams

He noted that traffic ranks are going to be on the alert by day and night to ensure that drivers follow the rules and regulations when on the road.

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